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Added by Anastacia Ackers on May 28, 2020 at 16:30 — No Comments

"The dreams are like ancient scripture, we treat them reverently. These are fragments of peoples subconscious" - Emily Laurens

Dream a Little Dream For Me by Emily Laurens

I have been living with dreams for 3 weeks now. Other peoples dreams. I dream about dreams. Other peoples nightmares have given me nightmares. In Wales May is a time when the veil between worlds is thin, Calan Mai, May Day Eve, is ysbryd nos, a spirit night, much like…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on May 28, 2020 at 13:30 — No Comments

COVIDEO Episode Two: GAIA Now Online

At the border of a near-future Britain ravaged by climate collapse, a desperate refugee/outlaw/partisan is interrogated over his actions through the early 2020s, accused of Past Crimes Against Contemporary Humanity.

COVIDEO is an anthology web series written and recorded within households under lockdown. 

WATCH HERE:…

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Added by Lawrence Quilty on May 27, 2020 at 11:52 — No Comments

Go Tell The Bees Sunflowers Bloom!

It's been a wonderful week seeing the responses to Go Tell The Bees Mission 1 – our sunflower make!

On Wednesday, Key Stage 3 pupils at Cynffig Comprehensive School in Bridgend celebrated World Bee Day by taking on the mission. Their beautiful creations are displayed in the galleries below! 

They have also kindly shared their PowerPoint - a brilliant resource which gives a handy breakdown of the mission. Huge thanks to all of the pupils and teachers and…

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Added by Sophie Lewis on May 22, 2020 at 17:30 — No Comments

An open letter to our network of freelancers | Llythyr agored i'n rhwydwaith o weithwyr llawrydd

As you may have seen by now, NTW is one of the signatories of an open letter from a network of U.K. theatre companies to the freelancers who are the lifeblood of all our work. To find out more from us or to register your interest, email me at…

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Added by Dylan Huw on May 21, 2020 at 16:27 — No Comments

Launch of COVIDEO: A Socially-Distanced Anthology Web Series

COVIDEO is an anthology web series written and produced from home by Cardiff creatives under lockdown. Each 20-30 minute episode tells a stand-alone story from the indoors, either darkly comedic in feel or just plain dark.

In 'Episode One: Sell the Sooth', an advertising agency's call-out for creatives is answered via video call by a soothsayer. This first story is now live on YouTube with further…

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Added by Lawrence Quilty on May 21, 2020 at 13:32 — No Comments

"I’m really interested to see how the play sits in the current world" Matthew Bulgo - Constellation Street

Please tell us about the play, and what it is about

Constellation Street takes place over the course of one night in Cardiff, between midnight and dawn. It follows the story of four characters - a pub landlady, a taxi driver, a school teacher and a young girl - who are all stuck in their own personal purgatories. Their past actions are weighing on them heavily and they’re desperate to find a way of moving forward. This one particular…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on May 15, 2020 at 12:28 — No Comments

#DylanDay - CAITLIN on the BBC

Happy #DylanDay - you can still catch CAITLIN on the BBC. It’s a physical and powerful duet exploring relationships, addiction, jealousy, and infidelity.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p075mtbz

(photo by Warren Orchard)…

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Added by Laura H Drane on May 14, 2020 at 7:30 — No Comments

The Agency in Lockdown

Just before the lockdown our Agents had been working on their projects for eight weeks. They had developed a plan, budget and schedule for delivering their projects. There were four projects that were about to happen:

Mycelium - enabling young artists from Butetown,…
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Added by Gavin Porter on May 14, 2020 at 6:14 — No Comments

Sovenirs of a KIlling

We at Company of Sirens are excited by the developing online possibilities emerging by sharing the development of our new piece Souvenirs of a Killing. Working with Angharad Matthews in Berlin and members of Sightlife Wales are proving to be unique and thrilling collaborations.
Look out for the online material to appear. The piece is the second of our explorations into the the nature of grief and its connections to art. It follows on from last years…
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Added by chris durnall on May 12, 2020 at 9:54 — No Comments

Front Lawn Fools - Tackling Social Isolation During a Time of Physical Distancing

Devised Educational Theatre on the importance of social distancing as well as supporting those who are isolated and vulnerable.

Suzi MacGregor and Myself, Angharad Tudor. are both multi-disciplinary performers from West Wales, who have found ourselves back in their hometown of St David's during the Covid-19 lockdown. We…

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Added by Angharad Tudor on May 1, 2020 at 11:00 — No Comments

Ripples....a dramatic journey

Hello.

 

I wanted to write something about ‘Ripples’ as I feel this play has been on its own dramatic journey from the original idea to where it is today in its newfound digital form. I got the commission back in August 19 from RWCMD and Sherman Theatre to write a play as part of  ‘New 2020’ thanks to the support of Philip Carne. I was away in Bulgaria at the time, the sun was shining and I was really excited about beginning a new…

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Added by tracy harris on April 30, 2020 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Thinking of applying to ACW's stabilisation funds for organisations?

An open zoom session to support thinking re organisational stabilisation funds from ACW: https://arts.wales/stabilisation-fund-for-organisations​​



The zoom will be hosted and chaired by Laura Drane, and led by Pauline Burt (CEO, Ffilm Cymru Wales) with Neil Cocker (entrepreneur with a background in music and tech, founder of Cardiff Start) and…

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Added by Laura H Drane on April 24, 2020 at 15:23 — No Comments

The Agency, and how to adapt to the new normal / The Agency, a sut i addasu i'r norm newydd

The Agency is a creative entrepreneurship programme for young people aged 15-25, from the Butetown, Riverside and Grangetown areas of Cardiff with ideas that need to happen. We provide training, support, funding and advice from industry professionals, to develop passions into a project that benefits local communities. 



The programme is led by our Agency Coordinator, Gavin Porter, a film and theatremaker from…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on April 24, 2020 at 12:04 — No Comments

Welcoming Rhiannon Boyle to NTW!

This week, we welcomed Rhiannon Boyle to the National Theatre Wales team, and we wanted to take a moment to properly say hello to Rhiannon, and introduce her to you all!

You may remember Rhiannon was announced as the inaugural winner of 2019 Wales Writers in residence, an initiative between BBC Cymru Wales, BBC's Writers Room and National Theatre Wales, which offers the winning writer the opportunity to…

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Added by Rhian Richards on April 24, 2020 at 11:53 — No Comments

*UPDATED* Funding application support from NTW Development Team

**Updated post to include link to this page https://www.grantsonline.org.uk/coronavirus.html which will show you who is currently accepting applications***

We know many people are now finding themselves having to apply for funding, which may be new to them.

We only have a small department of two people, but we would like to offer our support and advice for people seeking funding in the…

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Added by Esther Morris on April 23, 2020 at 12:30 — No Comments

Notes from the Interior - new challenge every Monday!

It's that time of the week again. As part of our Encounters Unknown programme of work for the lockdown, Volcano releases a new Notes from the Interior performance task every Monday. 



Tasks are set by Volcano's Artistic Director Paul…

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Added by Claudine Conway on April 20, 2020 at 13:30 — No Comments

MERCURY THEATRE WALES - CASTING

Well it's looking like we're in for the long haul lockdown - we hope everyone's staying safe & well.

Like everyone else Mercury Theatre Wales are having to adapt our plans, so here's our news:-

We'd like to thank Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru / Arts Council of Wales for supporting our forthcoming Homelessness R&D project.

Despite the lockdown, our project will still be starting in May and we'd like to hear expressions of interest for the following roles:-…

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Added by Bethan Morgan on April 18, 2020 at 14:58 — No Comments

#ProducersPlace sessions this week and next

Free, drop in meetings of #ProducersPlace coming up this week and next, for those in/of Wales.

We'll be discussing ACW's emergency and stabilisation schemes for individuals and organisations, and more:
Fri 17th 2pm
Fri 24th 2pm
Sun 26th 8pm

These will be via Zoom - DM/email me for the link. All welcome.

Added by Laura H Drane on April 13, 2020 at 20:10 — No Comments

Coshtis 2019, by Dan Turner

Gypsy Maker 4 Artwork Narration

Coshtis 2019, 90 cm x 60 cm x 10 cm, wood, Perspex and foam by Dan Turner

“As an artist, my work has not always been concerned with my heritage although it has always been informed by being born into a family of makers and a vibrant visual and craft based culture. As my practice evolved I slowly came to…

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Added by Isaac Blake on April 13, 2020 at 18:45 — No Comments

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Gobeithio y gwnaethoch fwynhau ffrwd fyw Antigone heno. Llongyfarchiadau mawr i'r holl dîm fu'n gysylltiedig â gwneud iddo ddigwydd! Ewch yn ôl i dudalen @ambobdim NTW i weld Dream a Little Dream for Me 3 gan Emily Laurens am 9.30pm https://amam.cymru/nationaltheatrewales …

Gobeithio y gwnaethoch fwynhau ffrwd fyw Antigone heno. Llongyfarchiadau mawr i'r holl dîm fu'n gysylltiedig â gwneud iddo ddigwydd! Ewch yn ôl i dudalen NTW i weld Dream a Little Dream for Me 3 gan Emily Laurens am 9.30pm https://amam.cymru/nationaltheatrewales …

We hope you enjoyed the livestream of Antigone this evening. A big congratulations to all the team involved in making it happen! Head back to the NTW @ambobdim page to see Emily Lauren's final Dream a Little Dream for Me at 9.30pm: https://amam.cymru/nationaltheatrewales …

We hope you enjoyed the livestream of Antigone this evening. A big congratulations to all the team involved in making it happen! Head back to the NTW page to see Emily Lauren's final Dream a Little Dream for Me at 9.30pm: https://amam.cymru/nationaltheatrewales …

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